- What is it? Hair loss all over, usually about 6 weeks to 3 months after a causing “event.”
- Causes: Accutane acne medicine, severe stress, high fevers, major surgery, excess vitamin A.
- Who does is affect the most? Children with anxiety problems or those that suffer from the above causes.
- Solutions: Determine and then avoid the root cause of the problem! In the meanwhile, while waiting for the hair to grow back, thickening shampoos can reduce a child’s embarrassment and oils might stimulate growth. It is not recommended to try chemical solutions for children and be sure to use a regular thickening shampoo and NOT one with hormones or ingredients not made for children.